Gasteruption assectator agg. ♀︎♂︎

Last update: 5 February 2021
OBSERVATION:
2020-V-17

This female Gasteruption assectator agg. [1] hung arond the gardenhose…

Gasteruption assectator agg. ♀︎

…shortly after she left a male appeared and was clearly inspecting the same spot for her scent.

Gasteruption assectator agg. ♂︎

While he was sniffing around she re-appeared and inspected him.

Gasteruption assectator agg. ♀︎ (onder) ♂︎ (boven)

Eventually they flew off towards the ground and disappeared from sight, possibly retreating into the plants but I couldn’t trace them.


References

1 Johansson N, Achterberg C van (2016) Revision of the Palaearctic Gasteruption assectator aggregate, with special reference to Sweden (Hymenoptera, Gasteruptiidae). ZooKeys 615: 73-94. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.615.8857

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